On This Day

What Happened in February 1552

Historical Events

  • Feb 15 Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
  • Feb 24 Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Edward Coke, English Chief Justice and politician (defended common law), born in Mileham, Norfolk, England (d. 1634)
  • Feb 8 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • Feb 19 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
  • Feb 28 Jost Bürgi [Jobst Bürg], Swiss clockmaker and mathematician, born in Lichtensteig, Switzerland (d. 1632)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 26 Heinrich Faber, German singer, music theorist, and composer, dies at about 52